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A secretive data collection program run by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau allows private contractors access to millions of Americans’ personal financial information, according to a government accountability group.
The information may also be shared with other federal agencies.
Documents obtained by Washington-based Judicial Watch through the Freedom of Information Act illustrate the cost and scope of the program, which business groups and some Republican lawmakers have assailed as invasive and potentially illegal.
Originally posted by watchitburn
Everything we do or say, whether online or off is recorded, processed and stored for later use. For our protection of course.
A Federal Investigator once asked me about being paid to beat someone up 15 years ago.
They know everything we have ever done.
Originally posted by whyamIhere
This is nothing short of "Organized Crime".
To pay contractors to knowingly break the law.
These Contractors should also be held accountable.
Nobody under any circumstances could of thought this is OK...
I think anything is "OK" when it's covered under the blanket of "National Security" "War on Terror" etc.....
On average, Digital Risk spends over $10,000 on training each employee to prevent fraud in the mortgage industry, including attaining licenses based on the latest and most important regulations.
Cindi Dixon, CEO of Mela Capital Group, a mortgage quality control risk management firm, says the most common frauds continue to be income and employment misrepresentation and occupancy fraud — where there is deception about whether a home is owner-occupied or an investment property.
However, over the last 12 to 18 months, she’s also seen trends in mortgage fraud emerge. They include land-title lien fraud, which involves liens that are recorded fraudulently on properties and illegal transfers of ownership, and organized crime fraud, which involves organized fraud rings purchasing properties under straw-buyers names and using the homes for crimes like drug and human trafficking and credit card manufacturing. False identity use to purchase a home is also growing, she said.
Dixon thinks many of the frauds are driven by the market conditions.
"With economic downturns people struggle to maintain current income levels. This leads to new and creative ways of supplementing income and exploiting the system for profit," she said.
(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained records from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) revealing that the agency has spent millions of dollars for the warrantless collection and analysis of Americans’ financial transactions. The documents also reveal that CFPB contractors may be required to share the information with “additional government entities.”
You are right they have been snooping for a long time, but when you add the billions of tax payer dollars if no trillions that goes to feed the corruption behind this snooping you also wonder how we are nothing but milking cows to the elite.
then recent news of the DOJ just saying whatever it wants about people like Rosen to circumvent 'law'.
It is the sense of Congress that providers of electronic communications services and manufacturers of electronic communications service equipment shall ensure that communications systems permit the government to obtain the plain text contents of voice, data, and other communications when appropriately authorized by law.
we have nothing short of Tyrants and a corporate dictatorship stealing for us tax payer but when is under the Umbrella of "national security and "terrorism" we are supposed to agree with,
Originally posted by R_Clark
Obama administration paid contractors millions to snoop through Americans' financial data